The SP party youth wing workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, have been giving onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card and silver jewelry as a mortgage. They said it is their way of protesting against high onion prices.
An SP worker said, “This is being done to register our protest against onion price hike. We’re giving onions by keeping Aadhaar Card or silver jewellery as mortage. At some shops, onions are being kept in lockers as well.” https://t.co/izbp1KrjOA
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Speaking about it, a Samajwadi Party worker told news agency ANI, “This is being done to register our protest against the high price of onions. We are giving onions by keeping Aadhaar Card or silver jewelry as a mortgage. At some shops, onions are being kept in lockers as well.”
Calling it a unique way of protesting against the soaring onion prices, the workers of the Samajwadi Party youth wing have adapted a bizarre way of fleecing the illiterate and the poor. Keeping jewelry made out of a poor person’s life time-saving in lieu of something a petty as onions and terming it as a protest to embarrass the ruling government over the unprecedented increase in prices of onions is beyond any normal person’s intellect.
Talking about this outlandish protest a local SP party worker, Anshul Yadav said: “This is being done to register our protest against the high price of onion. Recently a truck carrying inions worth Rs 26 lakhs was stolen and now people are even keeping onions under lock and key.”
The union government had in its attempt to curb the rising onion prices had to act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries. Further, in view of the high prices of the essential commodity in the market, the Union Cabinet on November 20 approved the import of 1.2 lakh metric tonnes of onion.
This bizarre protest by the workers of the SP youth wing in Varanasi came after the Congress party workers in Lucknow on Friday sold onions at Rs 40 per kg outside the Assembly to protest against the rising prices of the essential commodity.
Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Shailendra Tiwari said: “The rising price of vegetables has badly affected the people. The government is not willing to listen to the pleas of the common man.”